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On Sat 26 Aug 2017 at 15:25:53 -0400, Gene Heskett wrote:

> On Saturday 26 August 2017 14:51:41 Brian wrote:
> 
> > That's what you think! But while you are slumbering, she is emailing
> > friends and talking with Donald on Twitter. Never underestimate a
> > woman's ability to manipulate a communication medium.
> >
> Ahh, no.  This one is 77 yo, dying of COPD slowly but surely.  She also 
> fell and broke a hip back in February, which was replaced, and what 
> little moving around is usually with e walker assist, and just to the 
> potty chair 10 feet from the recliner she has taken up residence in, and 
> with an oxy hose hanging on her ears, probably sleeps 12-16 hours a day.  
> Not at all computer litterate. Ever.
> 
> A retired elementary school music teacher, she was once forced to use an 
> elderly PB 286 computer with 2 floppy disks, running dos3.2, to do her 
> report cards.  That disaster was not, to my knowledge, repeated.  One of 
> the reasons she took her 34 years of credit for teaching and retired in 
> the late 90's.
> 
> I am doing all the housekeeping and cooking since February. And I do take 
> time out for "my stuff" like these mailing lists, and converting elderly 
> machine tools, mills and lathes, to 10x the original precision with 
> linuxcnc, new drive screws and me making at least half the hardware to 
> make the conversions.  And I just wrote the gcodes to put a new barrel 
> in old meat in the pot, chambered for 6.5 Creedmoor.  The barrels in it 
> from the early '60's up till now have all been for the 30-06 Ackley 
> Improved, but its kick was beginning to beat the old man up. So I do 
> this stuff to keep me out of the bars.  Seems to be working fairly 
> well... ;-)  And I make some furniture from time to time.
 
You and your wife have my sympathy and best wishes, My response was
intended to be light-hearted, but, sometimes, hitting the mark is wildly
off.

Regards,

Brian.